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Austen Thomson Heads Up Walker Slater Fashion Show

Austen Thomson Heads Up Walker Slater Fashion Show
Rebecca Parker

Creative Director, Austen Thomson, from Edinburgh’s Austen Thomson Hair salon recently created the styles for the Waldorf Astoria and Walker Slater Fashion Show.

The Collaboration

In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Edinburgh’s iconic hotel, The Caledonian teamed up with tweed-specialist, Walker Slater, for a luxurious fashion show and autumnal gin-themed afternoon tea.

One-Off Event

The one-off event was hosted by Scottish broadcaster and Deacon Blue drummer, Dougie Vipond, in the hotel’s world-famous Peacock Alley on Friday 15th September. Guests were treated to a special preview of Walker Slater’s Autumn/Winter 17/18 collection while enjoying the latest seasonal afternoon tea offering, inspired by the botanicals of Edinburgh Gin.

The Influences

Austen Thomson said, ‘I was delighted to be asked to head up the Walker Slater fashion show. As a brand, they are putting tweed on the map, with stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The look was influenced by Chanel A/W ’17 show, where Sam McKnight was inspired by Jane Fonda in Barbarella. We smoothed the edges back to create a more defined look, and exaggerated the volume at the crown.”

The Importance

Paul Walker, Founder & Lead Couturier at Walker Slater, said: “Collaborations are very important to us at Walker Slater and we were excited to be working with Austen to create a beautiful impact at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh.”

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